The volumes of Royal Courts of the traditional Maya supply present archaeological views on Maya courts conceived as important, functioning social teams composed of lords, courtiers, scribes, clergymen, and entertainers, between many others. as well as archaeological facts at the structure and different spatial attributes of courts, the stories within the volumes carry to undergo at the subject the newest proof from inscriptions, vase work, work of art and friezes, and ethnohistoric documents on the way to flesh out a portrait of the actors and roles that made up Maya courts via time and throughout area. The attributes of courts are explored within the Maya highlands and lowlands, from the origins of early kingship during the vintage interval to the Postclassic and Terminal epochs. Pertinent comparisons also are drawn from the Aztecs and different old and modern societies. Volume 1: concept, comparability, and Synthesis establishes a gently thought of framework for imminent the learn of courts and their capabilities in the course of the global of the traditional Maya. Volume 2: info and Case Studies presents authoritatively present info and insights from key Maya websites, together with Copán, Tikal, Caracol, Bonampak, and Calakmul.

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